“Walls and fences cannot instruct the grasses and trees to actualize spring, yet they reveal the spiritual without intention, just by being what they are. So too with mountains, rivers, sun, moon, and stars.”
—Dogen, “Everything is Holy
“If your spiritual practice and the demands of your everyday life are not in harmony, it means there’s something wrong with the way you are practicing. Your practice should satisfy your dissatisfied mind while providing solutions to the problems of everyday life. If it doesn’t, check carefully to see what you really understand about your practice.”
– Lama Yeshe
Inspiration for the Day: Ask yourself if it feels like your life is getting in the way of your spiritual practice. If the answer is yes, look at how you can change that.